Entrepreneur Mentoring Program Grant

Update October 10, 2013: The Entrepreneur Mentoring Program Grant is closed.

Commercialization of new health- and health-care-related products and services is a key component of LSDF’s mission, with most grants to date aimed at commercialization of promising technologies through start-up companies.

Knowing that commercialization best occurs through teams having the benefit of prior experience, LSDF invites applicants to create a program to mentor entrepreneurs within Washington state companies attempting to commercialize products and services that improve human health and health care.

Applicants must be Washington non-profit entities with the personnel, resources, experience, and community connections necessary to accomplish activities of the type described within the Request for Proposals.

LSDF expects to make a single award of up to $300,000 in total costs over two years in this competition.

Program directors must confer with LSDF programs staff at programs@lsdfa.org before proposal submission. Proposals must be submitted through LSDF’s online system.

Info Session

Key Dates

Request for Proposals Release Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013
Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Review Panel Issues Interview Invitations to Applicants: Friday, November 1, 2013
Review Panel Interviews Invited Applicants: Friday, November 15, 2013
Board of Trustees Award Decision Meeting: Monday, April 21, 2014







Update December 16, 2013: The LSDF Board of Trustees is deferring an award decision pending additional due diligence.

Update April 21, 2014: The Entrepreneur Mentoring Program grant award was announced in April 2014.